One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

SLOW Food

March 13, 2017

Food is a huge issue, and a hugely complex issue, and one that we won’t be able to deal with in just one short month during our One Planet Living year.
I haven’t posted anything else since my intro post to One Planet Food, because to be honest, I’ve been struggling to know where to start. I keep starting posts and then abandoning them as it all seems to get so complicated so quickly.
So I’ve decided to go back to basics and have been giving a lot of thought to what ‘sustainable food’ and sustainable eating might mean. Which brings me to SLOW.
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...Food and Recipes, One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

One Planet Food

March 4, 2017

Oh my goodness. If  I thought January whizzed by, then February feels like it has almost passed me by completely!
I had so many good intentions of all the brilliant posts I was going to write about One Planet Buying, but life got really busy, and I’m starting up something new (you can take a peek here if you fancy!), and I’m realising that I find it really hard to focus on more than one thing at once!
Anyway, I’m here, and I’m determined to carry on this theme of One Planet Living – I’ve had so many lovely comments and e-mails from people telling me how useful they are finding it to be able to break things down, and tackle things in a more structured way, so it feels like it’s making a difference. Which makes me very happy.

So… this month is all about Food.
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Conscious Consumption, General ramblings, One Planet Living

One Planet Buying – Borrowing

February 14, 2017

OK, so we’re already halfway through our month of ‘conscious consumption’ or One Planet Buying (trying to find the things we need or want, and still stay within the resource constraints of the planet) and before we get on to the whole ‘buying’ bit of One Planet Buying, I want to spend some time highlighting some brilliant alternatives to dashing out and buying brand new stuff whenever we need (or want) things.
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Conscious Consumption, One Planet Living

One Planet Buying – Conscious Consumption

February 7, 2017

This month’s focus for One Planet Living, is One Planet Buying, and I introduced it in last week’s post.
Now it’s time to start to get into the nitty gritty of One Planet Buying – what can we do as individuals and as families, to make sure that the our consumption doesn’t exceed the resource constraints of the planet.
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Conscious Consumption, One Planet Living

One Planet Living – One Planet Buying

February 2, 2017

How is it February already?
January has whizzed by in a whirl of Making Do. Taking the time to notice and make use of the things we already have has been a great way to start the year.
We’re moving on now to a new topic for our year of One Planet Living, and this month it’s all about Buying. I’ve called it ‘One Planet Buying’ in an effort to convey the idea that when we buy stuff, we need to be doing it with the planet and its resource limitations in mind. But it could also be called ‘slow buying’ or ‘conscious consumerism’. It’s all about changing our mindset when it comes to the things we buy. Buying in a more thoughtful and considered way, rather than a knee-jerk reaction to a bad day, or a sale in our favourite shop, or feeling like we need to keep up with the Jones’ (whoever they are).
We need to mindful of the impact of the things we are buying, both in terms of the resources needed to make them, and the people who have made it too.

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